Doctoral project: Sexual and gender-based violence


Sexual and gender-based violence against south sudanese refugees in Uganda: a mixed methods case study

This doctoral project aims to explore the causes and experiences of sexual and gender-based violence amongst South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. More specifically, in exploring the causes and experiences of SGBV (Sexual and gender-based violence) in relation to Uganda’s refugee policy – comparing refugees who have self-settled in urban environments to refugees who have remained in Uganda’s settlements.

The project incorporates a participatory tool well-known and used by the CIET-PRAM team; Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping. Participants included male and female refugees, service providers, and local leaders such as religious leaders and elders. In each mapping session, participants would come up with 2 maps: one that illustrated the causes of SGBV in their environment, and another that illustrated what could prevent SGBV.